“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”‘
– Martin Luther King Jr.
Children with mentors are more likely to:
Aspire to attend and enroll in college.
Participate in sports or extracurricular activities.
Take leadership roles in school.
Regularly volunteer in their communities.
According to Big Brothers Big Sisters, for those students who had a mentor:
- 99% showed improvement in social acceptance
- 97% showed improvement in scholastic competence
- 88% showed improvement in education expectations
- 89% showed improvement in grades
- 100% showed improvement in their attitudes toward risky behaviors
- 94% showed improvement in parental trust
Mentors benefit too!
- Increased confidence and motivation
- Enhanced leadership and management qualities
- Pride in volunteering opportunity
- Valued by employer/stronger connection to employer
- Improved communication, personal, and soft skills
- Feeling a sense of fulfillment and personal growth
- Stronger connection to community